Thursday, November 5, 2015

NATURE'S SOLUTION™

This is a Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction Challenge. Hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields  and all based off a photo. This weeks prompt is provided by and copyright to Connie Gayer.

Rochelle requires participants, in 100 words or less write about the picture provided. You can read this week’s stories by clicking on the Blue Links and the Blue Frog.




NATURE'S SOLUTION

The sand held hints of the lives lost, strands of wire, coins, and jewels buried deep. Treasure hunters with metal detectors crisscrossed the beach for days. The land was devoid of its former glory. The city was gone, and its entire population too.

         A breezy summer morning determined to be a hot blistering day had turned apocalyptic. A rogue wave forty stories high hit the coast. In the blink of an eye, the resort disappeared. Mom and Dad had planned their retirement for years but barely had the chance to enjoy the fruits of their labor before nature heartlessly rebelled.

100 words
Yolanda Renée © 2015

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13 comments:

  1. That's a sad one Yolanda. Nature had other ideas, it seems. Nice job.

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  2. You just never know when that curve ball will come, especially with mother nature

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  3. Ooh, ooh. Now you be careful if you end up in your ocean-front condo, Yolanda! Enjoy it while you can!

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  4. Mother Nature can be so cruel.

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  5. Sad and chilling. I loved "before nature heartlessly rebelled".
    Congratulations on your stories!

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  6. Dear Yolanda Renee,

    There are a couple of areas in Kansas City that have flooded more than once with devastating results. One has to wonder why they keep rebuilding. Mother nature is indeed heartless. Good one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  7. What a bummer to miss out on one's retirement years in that way.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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  8. It was interesting how you started with the aftermath and then worked back to the cause. It does look a bit like wet sand in the image. :)

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  9. Glad I don't live near the sea in that case.

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  10. Very sad and poignant. I'm afraid that'll be the future of many coasts.

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  11. Dang, gal! Feeling a bit pessimistic today, are we?

    Good job with it, though. As always, you did a terrific job coming up with a unique story from the prompt. I hope your little piece of flash fiction doesn't turn into non-fiction.

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  12. I always worry about those living by the sea~ I grew up about a 1/2 a mile away from the bay and have seen destruction. You bring a lot of emotion into one hundred words~

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